Peter Kafka

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Google Sales Boss Nikesh Arora Gets An $8 Million Payday

Nikesh Arora, who runs Google’s ad business, is set to cash an $8 million paycheck next month. The one-time payout, disclosed via an SEC filing today, is compensation for a chunk of stock and option grants he’s giving up as part of a new pay package. Last year Arora made $23 million, most of which came from stock and options.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik